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used in The Adventures of Augie March

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  • "That she loves me," he said, grinning but somber.
    Chapter 8 (14% in)
  • I AM AN AMERICAN, Chicago born—Chicago, that somber city—and go at things as I have taught myself, free-style, and will make the record in my own way: first to knock, first admitted; sometimes an innocent knock, sometimes a not so innocent.
    Chapter 1 (0% in)
  • I was alone in the corridor, troubled and rocky, and trod on slowly to the music room, where the phonograph was playing Caruso, stifled and then clear cries of operatic mother-longing, that ornate, at heart somber, son's appeal of the Italian taste.
    Chapter 8 (68% in)
  • "What do you think of the old man leaving me money?" he said, laughing, shy of his big mouth and carious teeth—he still had the big clear whites of his eyes and his head furry at the back as when a boy; and he went on confessing the trouble of his ugliness to me, being somber about the grief of his nose, but interrupting his complaints with enormous laughs, suddenly and swiftly moving his hand to save his cigar from falling.
    Chapter 11 (4% in)
  • However, he wasn't just their entertainer; when he turned grave and stopped the vaudeville with a pair of somber eyes he got earnest silence for the speech he was going to make, and a full weight of respect.
    Chapter 11 (46% in)
  • In a black sweater, narrow-shouldered, his hands in his back pockets, he sauntered, an elderly wrinkle on him that surprised me, and his eyes retreated with gradations of dark into a very somber color of trouble.
    Chapter 13 (36% in)

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